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DescriptionLeslie Charteris. Group of Three Crime Club Books. Garden City: 1937 and 1938. First American editions.
Leslie Charteris. The Ace of Knaves. The Saint Goes into Action. Garden City: The Crime Club, Inc., 1937. First American edition. Octavo. , 296 pages. Publisher's full black cloth, spine stamped in red. Original illustrated dust jacket. Top edge trimmed and stained red; others untrimmed. Minor shelf wear at extremities of binding; top edge a bit dusty; some soft bumping to edges; spine ends slightly pushed. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block; top edge rather dust-soiled; a spot or two of staining at fore-edge. Uneven toning to endpapers; occasional soiling scattered throughout text block, mostly at margins. Light rubbing to exposed panels of jacket; minimal edge wear; one soft crease at spine panel; flaps clipped. Very good book in a stunning, virtually fine jacket.
[Together with:] Thieves' Picnic. A New Saint Novel. Garden City: The Crime Club, Inc., 1937. First American edition. Octavo. , viii, , 306 pages. Publisher's full black cloth, front and spine stamped in black. Original illustrated dust jacket. Top edge trimmed and stained red; others untrimmed. Moderate shelf wear to binding; spine ends pushed and top edge just starting to fray; slight insect damage and speckling to boards. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block. Mild rubbing to exposed panels of jacket; edge wear resulting in a bit of chipping and fraying with slight paper loss at spine and flap fold ends, along with some soft creasing; short tear near top of front flap fold; flaps clipped.
[And:] Follow the Saint. Garden City: The Crime Club, Inc., 1938. First American edition. Octavo. , 277,  pages. Publisher's full black cloth; spine lettered in red; front stamped in red with figure of the Saint. Original illustrated dust jacket. Top edge trimmed and stained red; others untrimmed. Mild shelf wear at extremities of binding; light bumping to binding. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block; top edge a bit dust-soiled. Some kind of residue, possibly glue or tape, at endpapers. Virtually no rubbing to jacket; small chip at top of rear panel; a tiny bit of soft creasing at folds; flaps clipped. Very nearly fine in an essentially fine jacket.
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